Around the holiday season we get a lot of e-mails from readers agonizing over what TV to buy. With the economy the way it is, consumers aren't completely shying away from buying new TVs, but they're on tight budgets and appear to be predominantly interested screen sizes 52 inches or smaller. The big problem with going bigger is that you jump into a whole new price class when you start looking at the Panasonic 58-inch plasma--and it gets worse when you check out Pioneer's 60-incher. The exception to all this is DLP-based rear-projection HDTVs, where Samsung … Read more
As we told you when we reviewed the recent Samsung Behold, touch-screen phones are in. Indeed, with models such as the Behold, the Instinct, and the Delve, Samsung has been at the forefront of this trend. And now its brings touch-screen loveliness to AT&T with the Samsung Eternity.
Also called the SGH-A867, the black-and-chrome Eternity has a 3.2-inch display with haptics vibrating feedback, Samsung's TouchWiz interface, and an accelerometer. Inside you'll find support for AT&T Mobile TV, GPS, a 3-megapixel camera, messaging and e-mail, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, AT&T's … Read more
Samsung continues its new phone onslaught with two handsets for Verizon Wireless, the Samsung Saga and the Samsung Renown. The two models rest at opposite ends of the feature spectrum so mobile users of all stripes should find something for them.
The Samsung Saga (aka the SCH-i770) is a Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.55-inch touch screen. It reminds us vaguely of the Samsung Blackjack, but it sports a blue color scheme, a curvier bottom, and redesigned controls. The dual-mode CDMA/GSM device supports a full range of Microsoft application, such as … Read more
Alltel has introduced two new phones today; the LG Swift and the Samsung SCH-r600 Hue II.
The Swift is the first Alltel handset to feature a Fastap "Press-to-Experience" keypad that integrates six quick access keys with a normal number keypad. These quick access keys can be mapped to such features as Alltel Navigation, Alltel Shop, and Email. There are also external music keys, a dual speaker system, and stereo Bluetooth support. Other features include a 1.3-megapixel camera with video, a speakerphone, and a microSD card slot. The Swift is available in either red or blue for $49.… Read more
With the HTC Touch Pro/HTC Fuze now at Sprint and AT&T, only two major carriers remain to get the Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone: Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. For Verizon, that day might be November 24.
According to Engadget Mobile, the smartphone will be available for purchase via phone sales on November 24, while in-store availability will begin December 1. Verizon's Touch Pro is said to be priced at $349.99 with a two-year contract and after rebates and discounts, and though it's hard to tell from the blurry image, the feature set looks comparable … Read more
If you haven't noticed, touch-screen phones are in, and it seems as if every carrier and manufacturer are rushing to jump on the bandwagon. The latest entry is the new Samsung Behold comes to T-Mobile.
Also called the SGH-T919, the Behold resembles both the Samsung Omnia and the LG Dare with a little bit of the Samsung Instinct thrown in. It has an expansive touch-screen design while offering a music player, a 5-megapixel camera, and (most notably) support for T-Mobile's growing 3G network. The result is an attractive, powerful phone with an easy-to-use TouchWiz interface. On the downside, … Read more
Never one to rest on its laurels, Samsung has released yet another phone with a slim slider design. AT&T's Samsung SGH-A777 is the latest in the company's Boeing series, as we've come to call it. It started with the A707 and then proceeded to roll out the A717, the A727, the A737, the A747, and the A767, all for AT&T. Yes, the company skipped over the A757 but we still like the analogy. The only trouble is that the phones don't resemble the corresponding airplanes in any way. If that were true, … Read more
The Samsung Propel is yet another messaging phone from AT&T, and it's in the form of a slim slider handset. The Propel has quite a lot to offer feature-wise--3G/HSDPA, a 1.3-megapixel camera, a music player, stereo Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, and of course access to AT&T's array of 3G services, such as AT&T Mobile Music, Cellular Video, and more.
However, we weren't too thrilled with the rather pedestrian design and the flat and slippery keyboard left something to be desired. Check out our slide show and our review of the Samsung Propel … Read more
Correction, 2:38 p.m. PST: This story initially gave an incorrect name for the firm that released the report. It is Strategy Analytics.
Samsung Electronics became the top mobile phone provider in the U.S. during the third quarter, unseating longtime rival Motorola, according to a report Friday by Strategy Analytics.
Samsung grabbed 22.4 percent of the market share based on U.S. shipments in the quarter, compared with Motorola, which was slightly more than 1 percentage point away, and LG Electronics which was a close third.
Samsung and LG, which have been rapidly closing the gap on … Read more